Author: Richard Tallaron, LFEE Europe
Off-the-shelf L3 packages, 1+2 teacher training around Scotland, resources for secondary schools, Erasmus+... It’s another full-on Autumn/Winter for our teams!
PowerLanguage are working with Falkirk Council to develop resources specifically aimed at secondary school colleagues. Some of the dossiers produced could be used for primary-secondary transition, whilst others will support colleagues teaching French and Spanish from S1 to S3. Our resources are engaging, cross-curricular and incorporate an element of home-learning too. To find out more, please look out for our annual PowerLanguage conference, which will be held in Edinburgh on 24 September 2019 or visit the PowerLanguage website.
This winter, LFEE Europe continued to run Primary Language Learning training around the country, with methodology, language upskilling and resources for the class at the heart of our programmes. The formats varied, from online sessions to face-to-face or a combination of both.
Back in November, we ran a training programme in partnership with Highland Council for 50 teachers from l’Académie de Versailles. This included school visits across the Highlands, which resulted in exchanges being set up between Scottish and French pupils. This is an exciting initiative with long-term impact.
On 2 February 2019, a group of primary teachers came to our office in Edinburgh for their GTCS recall day. This marked the end of a year-long process which will lead to Professional Recognition by GTCS. We heard about the impact our courses have had on practitioners, their learners, their school and the wider community. We enjoyed some inspirational presentations, so thanks very much to all of you for your commitment to language learning and teaching!
Finally, a big well done to those Scottish schools and local authorities which submitted an Erasmus+ application to the British Council for funding to attend one of our immersion courses in France or Spain from July 2019 onwards. We very much hope to welcome your teachers on one of our courses soon!
Please contact us for any further information by email or visit the LFEE website.